On Being Native in the Modern World

I have a discussion with my close friend, Galydia Black, about growing up in a Native family and the difficulties, struggles, and beauty that come from the Ponca heritage. We also talk about struggles Native Americans still face in society...

Bob Haozous and Emily Haozous

Dr. Emily Haozous (49) and her father Bob Haozous (80) discuss their family history, the legacy and identity of Bob’s grandfather, and the impact Bob's grandfather has had on their own sense of identity.

Jaclyn Roessel and Arianna Johnny-Wadsworth

Friends and colleagues Arianna Johnny-Wadsworth (33) and Jaclyn Roessel (39) share their perspectives on Indigenous motherhood, community, and connection.

Joco Soto and Cristian Núñez Ramírez

Best friends Joco Soto (24) and Cristian Núñez Ramírez (25) share a conversation about their journeys becoming who they are today, particularly influenced by immigration, queerness, and family both biological and chosen.

Tyler (18, Senior)

Charles interviews an indigenous student from the school he works at. They discuss the racial identity and experience of being part of their local community and the issues they come across.

Cynthia Gomez and Amanda Gonzales

Cousins Cynthia Gomez (68) and Amanda Gonzalez (42) talk about their grandmother Rosa Maria Chavez, their identities, and how they are finding healing through uncovering their family history.

Garret Rzepecki and Brian Pressnall

Garret Rzepecki (37) and One Small Step partner Brian Pressnall (62) speak about government intervention, systemic inequality, and personal experiences that influenced them.

Carroll Green and Kathy Haynes

Carroll Green (54) interviews her aunt Kathy Haynes (70) about growing up in a world where she was punished for being different and how her discrimination continues to impact her through adulthood.

Norris Streetman and Michael Loman

Michael Loman (51), also known as "Indian Elvis," and his producer, Norris Streetman (65), share a conversation about Michael's upbringing, his Indigenous identity, his experiences in the entertainment industry, his goals, and the wisdom he lives by.

Melissa Espinoza-Smart and Jo Corona

Jo Corona (34) interviews Melissa Espinoza-Smart (54) about her great, great grandmother, Maria Guadalupe Garcia Lucero and her journey learning more about her indigenous heritage.

Becca Begnaud and Cecilia Wells

In-laws Becca Begnaud (71) and Cecilia Wells (44) discuss Cecilia's background as a member of the Indigenous Ampskapii-Pikuni ("Real People") tribe, also known as the Blackfeet tribe, as well as their work with and relationship to Indigenous art, language, and...

Sally Kirkpatrick and Alivia Moore

One Small Step conversation partners Alivia Moore (36) and Sally Kirkpatrick (63) talk about religion, parenting, sexuality, faith, white supremacy, settler colonialism, indigeneity, food sovereignty, and rematriation.

Marielle Gomez and Anne-Marie Emanuelli

Marielle Nizhoni Emanuelle Gomez (18) and her mother Anne-Marie Emmanuelli (61) share a conversation about their multicultural family, life experiences, and identity.